River Inn of Harbor Town

Memphis, Tennessee

Virgin rating

The hotel

There’s definitely a European ambience to this AAA 4 diamond award winning hotel with its pine floors, 1800s fireplace, small libraries and sitting areas. You’ll be greeted with a complimentary glass of wine or champagne on arrival, showcasing some of that famous southern charm, and then shown to your very comfortable room, complete with 4-poster bed and walnut armoire! Once you’ve settled in, explore the delights the River Inn has to offer, including a fantastic rooftop terrace with stunning views of the Mississippi River. There are 3 dining options, Paulette's offering gourmet American cuisine with a French twist and fine wines overseen by an award-winning sommelier and the Terrace bar and restaurant serving small plates and hand crafted cocktails. For something more casual, head to Tug’s for a good range of comfort fare, including juicy hamburgers and gumbos packed with seafood. It also boasts a ‘place to meet’ bar, great for passing the time and perhaps picking up a few city tips with fellow guests and locals. At night, a complimentary glass of Port and chocolate truffles await you in your room, the perfect end to a perfect day!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Families
  • Free Parking
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Situated in the Harbor Town neighbourhood of Memphis, across from Greenbelt Park along the Mississippi River. The downtown trolley for exploring is one mile away with world-famous Beale Street a distance of 2 miles. Transfer time from Memphis International Airport: 15 minutes.

Hotel information

28 rooms on 4 floors in 2 buildings. All with 4-poster beds, air-conditioning, flatscreen TV, DVD/CD player, complimentary WiFi, mini-fridge, safe, hairdryer, iron and board. Complimentary Port wine and chocolate truffles are served at turn-down. Standard Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. Most rooms have Mississippi River views.

Deluxe Rooms are larger with 1 king-size bed or 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. 

Superior Rooms are mostly corner rooms with Mississippi River views, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Full American breakfast is included and served every morning at Paulette's (7:00am-10:00am). Paulette's Restaurant (fine dining). Tug’s Grill. The Terrace Bistro and bar, overlooking the Mississippi (handcrafted cocktails and selected wines, small plate gourmet food; open 5:00pm-9:00pm) and Little Bar. Concierge. Babysitting service* (on request). Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Complimentary WiFi. 24-hour room service*. 24-hour front desk. Complimentary parking.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

*Denotes local charge.

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Apr 26, 2022 Matombo Albany, New York

We were there for a weekend getaway and birthday celebration. We were upgraded to a suite by the very pleasant woman at the front desk, so we had a beautiful room with windows overlooking the Mississippi. We could even open the windows when it cooled down at night. The bathroom was sumptuous, with both a tub and a shower, and the bed was… Read more
We were there for a weekend getaway and birthday celebration. We were upgraded to a suite by the very pleasant woman at the front desk, so we had a beautiful room with windows overlooking the Mississippi. We could even open the windows when it cooled down at night. The bathroom was sumptuous, with both a tub and a shower, and the bed was extremely comfortable. Even on a Saturday night, the room was very quiet. Although the room had a small fridge, we would have wished for a coffee machine, but they had coffee in the lobby in the morning, and a light breakfast at Paulette’s was included. All in all it was a delightful stay, and we would definitely recommend it. Read less
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Apr 20, 2022 CSGMJ

We have enjoyed the River Inn each and every time we stay in Memphis. The location can't be beat, the restaurants are delicious , the staff is very helpful and the rooms are lovely. Fabulous ! Thank you River Inn
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Mar 22, 2022 msmapcl Stuart, Florida

Beautiful quaint hotel with very comfortable beds. My husband and I slept well there. Great breakfast included in your room rate with an awesome person named Ana that took care of us for 3 days in a row. Marcus at the front desk was great. At sundown the bridge lights up with a rainbow of colors. Nice walking area across the street along the… Read more
Beautiful quaint hotel with very comfortable beds. My husband and I slept well there. Great breakfast included in your room rate with an awesome person named Ana that took care of us for 3 days in a row. Marcus at the front desk was great. At sundown the bridge lights up with a rainbow of colors. Nice walking area across the street along the Mississippi River. Read less
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Mar 17, 2022 hauser2angel Mequon, Wisconsin

I did not get the rooms (3) in the main building as I had requested in Sept 2021. I an 80 and walk with a cane and very hard to get around and that is why I requested main building, for convenience.Room garbage was not emptied on a daily basis! In fact after the first day, I don’t think even the bathroom was cleaned. Location is great and view… Read more
I did not get the rooms (3) in the main building as I had requested in Sept 2021. I an 80 and walk with a cane and very hard to get around and that is why I requested main building, for convenience.Room garbage was not emptied on a daily basis! In fact after the first day, I don’t think even the bathroom was cleaned. Location is great and view was terrific. No receipt was given on leaving even when I asked at registration area. Shower over tub very difficult for someone with balance and flexibility issues. Read less
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Feb 3, 2022 Tim E Atlanta, Georgia

Loved being able to hibernate in this cozy hotel right on the Mississippi. Drinks on the rooftop bar to watch the sunset over the river. Dinner at the lovely restaurant on the main floor. Then back in the morning for a tasty breakfast.